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stories and breaking news for you. growing outrage over the sex scandal surrounding former cia director david petraeus. lawmakers demanding to know why they were left in the dark about that investigation as new questions are raised whether petraeus shared classified information with his mistress. some questions. meantime a massive house explosion leveling an entire indianapolis neighborhood, killing two people and leaving dozens of others homeless. what caused this deadly blast. >>> a new study showing a link between pregnancy, the flu and autism. it is all "happening now." jenna: start with our top story. new developments in the sex scandal rocking the former head of the cia. glad you're with us this monday morning. i'm jenna lee. >> i'm rick folbaum in for jon scott. the timeline is unfolding as we learn how the affair between the general and his buying graph fer, paula broadwell came to light. jenna: fox news confirmed a friend of the petraeus famly, jill kelly, contacted the fbi said she got threatening e-mails from anonymous e-mail account, that e-mail, those anonymous e-mails were
is expected to face some pretty tough questions this morning over how the cia handled the attack in benghazi. >> it's the first time top lawmakers had a chance to question petraeus since he was caught up in that sex scandal. abc's preeti arla has a preview of today's hearings from washington. >> reporter: general david petraeus heads to capitol hill today to face lawmakers. he will meet behind closed doors with the house and senate intelligence committees. his testimony comes a week after he stepped down as cia director after admitting to an extramarital affair. >> director petraeus went to tripoli. he interviewed many of the people, as i understand it, that were involved. and so, the opportunity to get his views, i think are very -- is very important. >> reporter: the september 11th attack in benghazi, libya, left four people dead, including u.s. ambassador chris stephens. yesterday, lawmakers heard from the acting cia director behind closed doors and watched the real-time video of the attacks. >> number one, were mistakes made? gosh, we know mistakes were made. and we have to learn from it
. they want to know why they didn't know the fbi had discovered the director of the cia was having a fling with his married biographer. he's on the left, she's on the right. and today we know the number two republican in the house, majority leader eric cantor, was tipped off to the matter late last month. but officially the white house itself was not told until last tuesday. election day. after the case had been closed. it's now been almost 72 hours since the whole world learned of the downfall of the rock star four-star general turned he is pea naj chief. the affair itself with a hard driving west point grad named paula broadwell, the fbi probe of it which began with menacing e-mails sent by broadwell to yet another woman with whom petraeus is close. and the fallout, congressional outrage over, a, being kept in the dark and, b, not being able to question petraeus in this week's hearings on the benghazi attack in september. at least perhaps not yet. i want to bring in cnn pentagon correspondent barbara starr. barbara, adultery can be a crime in the military but it is not in the cia. it can
. >>> embattled former cia director david petraeus testifies privately on capitol hill, insisting his resignation had nothing to do with the botched response to the attack in libya. all of this as we are still getting a daily dose of unpleasant details about general petraeus's affair with paula broadwell, and the role that florida socialite jill kelly played in the drama. >>> and the clash in benghazi heats up as charges that the u.n. secretary misled the country about the attack on "meet the press" and other programs. >> our current assessment is that what happened in benghazi was in fact initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in cairo. >> now sparking a war of words with the president, senators are threatening to block her potential nomination as secretary of state. >> the reason i don't trust her is because i think she knew better, and if she didn't know better, she shouldn't be the voice of america. >> senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> we'll talk to senator lindsey graham exclusively this morn
documents whose had an intimate relationship with the cia director, you want to know about that. you might have a leak here. once you discover, it's purely personal, why did it make it into the newspapers at all. in a different time and place, the way it would have been handled, the fbi would have concluded their investigation, shared it with the president. >> they wouldn't just let you know he knows this about you. fighting a bureaucratic battle. >> right now, i'm reading the biography of dwight eisenhower. everyone new of his affair. he talked of divorcing his wife. they said if you do that, you will be fired. if you don't divorce your wife, we will keep it quiet. the president could have refused petraeus' resignation. it seems to me it's like saying new yorkers are threatened by a giant tsunami and the risk of great white sharks. one is so colossal an event. >> you are talking technology. >> technology. every humiliating privacy story. remember the woman who wrote an intimate love letter to a man she met and he forwarded it to 87 of his friends? i don't know where she lives now, probabl
. >>> and david petraeus on the hot seat. the now ex-cia chief heads to capitol hill this morning with members of congress demanding answers. >>> good morning. welcome to "early start" everyone. happy friday. glad to see you. i'm john berman. >> nice to see you. i'm zonaida sambolin. >>> the i realsraelis pounding targets while palestinian militants continue to launch rockets into israel. israel calls up reservists in preparation for war. >> ben joins us by phone this morning. egypt's prime minister paid a visit to gaza. somehow that going so far? >> well, it was originally planned it would be a three-hour cease fire while the egyptian prime minister was making this visit to gaza. according to our sources, it doesn't appear either side significantly reduced their level of military activity in gaza. certainly before the sun came up there was an intense air attack on gaza itself. it may have been lessened somewhat in the morning while the prime minister was touring gaza. but after he's gone, it's expected to get back to the same pace. >> there are elections coming up not too long from now in isr
scandal bringing down general david petraeus at the cia. and similar scandals taking down ceos in the private sector, too. all leads to one conclusion for me personally. honor and personal responsibility do matter. congressman peter king is going to join me on this important topic a little later in the show. now, next up, will president obama's second term take the country over a regulatory cliff? national review online says today regulatory reform is more urgent now than ever. we are joined by robert locksly, president of the california business roundtable. hello to both you. ian a you heard mr. hofmeister knows a thing or two about this. we can knock the saudis off and change world politics and changes our balance of trade. will the epa block it, diana? >> well, i don't know but maybe we should listen to what president obama was saying last year. he was brag being the oil and gas development we have in the united states. we got to remind him about that when the new epa regulations come out. so we -- we want to make sure he doesn't bring out those old ozone regulations that he
of the cia amidst scandal. >> he had an affair with his biographer, that is now the reason made public for his resignation. he turned that into the president. the president accepted his resignation. although dianne feinstein, the senator said she wishes that the president did not accept the resignation. many of you out there said really, in this era, is an affair enough to end the career of such a highly decorated officer in this case the cia. here is exactly how feinstein put it? >> i very much regret the resignation of david petraeus as director of the cia. this is enormous loss for our nation's intelligence community and for our country. i wish president obama had not accepted this resignation. but i understand and respect the decision. petraeus is one of america's best and brightest and all americans should be grateful for his service. no doubt. david petraeus, the most decorated military officer of his generation. turned around the war in iraq. arguably in afghanistan. depending on how you see things. many people are saying this has to do with something more than sex. it just does
cia director made his way to the hill for closed meetings with the house and the senate intelligence committees to testify about that september 11th attack, an event he said and always believed was an act of terrorism. democratic congressman adam schiff from california sits on the intelligence committee and was in the hearing room this morning. congressman, this is so sensitive. is it true or not true that the united nations ambassador susan rice was given the correct known information about what happened in benghazi when she went on those five television shows on sunday a few days after the attack? was she given the accurate, up-to-date information on what happened, that it was a terrorist attack? >> she was given the best assessment the intelligence committee had at the time. i asked general petraeus, were the talking points we were given their best intelligence assessment at the time and they were given that late in the day on saturday, late in the afternoon, and he said, yes. these are -- this was the best assessment they could do without disclosing classified information -- >> w
was permitted to tell it, what the cia gave her to say and no more. for that he charges susan rice, in the words of the new york post, being fried. political fight fans on the tabloids relish this extreme combat what should be a good person's judgment? that's my question tonight. is susan rice now a surrogate for the president, someone to take the punishment when others above her pay grade should be answering the questions, or is she accountable for going on national television knowing she can't tell the whole truth because it's classified? let's begin with senator susan collins, republican of maine. i guess it's the toughest question in the world, senator, and that is, do you believe that susan rice, the u.n. ambassador, knowingly covered up a breach of national security? >> well, let me say this, chris, our purpose is to understand the security failure in benghazi. what the administration told the american public about it. and how we can learn lessons to keep our personnel safer in the future. so that's my interest and goal in this situation. i think indeed ambassador rice herself has admitted
community. they have a safe house in bengha benghazi, cia safe house, that apparently the location of it and the fact that it is there is unknown to large elements of the existing diplomatic community in libya at the time, unknown, or it's known to very few people. and it's quite well removed from the consulate. so that's one thing. the other thing that you hear from people in washington is -- and this has nothing to do with susan rice's credentials or the attack on her by senators graham and mccain -- why was she put out there on these sunday shows? why was it susan race, the united nations ambassador, who had very little to do with the event itself other than reading the paper or reading diplomatic reports about it, why was she the one that was put out there? >> for that exact reason. >> it was during -- it was during the course of a presidential campaign. so put the u.n. ambassador out there because, you know -- >> yeah. >> -- you know, she will not get caught up in the campaign. they won't go after her in the course of the campaign. >> and what we saw, based on yesterday's pres
continue to incite violence. >> brian: what about the arab democracy? our next guest is a former cia agent with the unit. michael, another conflict between the israelis and palestinians. and the center piece is gaza. what is different now? >> what is different now, america had invested in 50 years in tyranny to make sure israel was suppressed and the america protected. when arab spring came. people including senator graham predicted just a secular democracy and it was a arab spring of secularism. people will turn in a time of turmoil to their faith or what they believed in for a thousand years. we have governments in libya where our people were killed and now in egypt that are going to support their breathern. >> brian: what is the best conclusion and best way to end. >> i am one that believes war should burn themselves out and not get involved in the middle of it. you get blamed by both side and it will start over again. i think it is a tragic mistake for us to be involved. we have no idea there. but let the thing take course. >> brian: would you go with ariol sharon's son which said the
fast-developing cia sex scandal, now reaching the highest levels of the military. a new top american general implicated overnight. was general john allen having a relationship with the whistleblower in the middle of the case? plus, federal agents descend overnight on paula broadwell's home. >>> happening now, emergency on the mountain. two snowboarders stranded in a blizzard for two nights on mt. rainier, sending distress calls from a snow cave. searchers racing to track them down before it's too late. >>> millionaire business titan on the run. we know him as the man who developed the software that protects our computers. now he's accused of killing his neighbor. he speaks out about why he's hiding from police this morning. >>> and she's just 12 singing with a turkey leg. meet the new viral sensation. starring in this explosive holiday music video. but this is the latest contender for worst song ever? she's getting face, whether you like it or not. ♪ >>> good morning, everyone. hello to robin. as you all know, she's recovering from her bone marrow transplant. welcome back
: danielle valitutto spent every night since sandy sleeping here. at least her kids-- destiny and c.i.a. ya-- are staying with her brother in maryland. >> sandy took everything else, i'm not giving her my home. >> reporter: her house is close to her job which she cannot afford to give up. floodwater filled the first floor. volunteers have helped strip out everything, including the the soggy dry wall. >> this is my living room. emptied out, gutted, no ceiling. it's freezing in here. sometimes i put my lighter up to my hands to try to stay warm. >> reporter: she's had to leave her windows open to dry out the place. upstairs, she can lock herself in. how do you stay warm at night? >> blankets, blankets, i have the clothes over there, just throwing anything on top of me that's possible. >> reporter: last night, her flashlight barely pierce it had darkness. her street was filled with unfamiliar shadows. her neighbor burglarized twice. valitutto's car is a refuge, but gas is hard to come by so turning on the heater is a short-lived luxury. >> if we didn't have looters i would feel more comfortabl
. >>> to the hill, former cia director david petraeus agrees to testify this week before congrebout the deadly attack in benghazi as new details emerge about the e-mails that led to his resignation. >>> this morning, senator john mccain weighs in on it all. >>> and guy's new restaurant gets one of the harshest reviews ever written. a drink that tastes like radiator fuel, guy fights back in a live interview today, thursday, november 15th, 2012. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning, i'm savannah gurthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. we'll talk about major breaking news in a minute. but the review you talked about about guy fieri's restaurant, i have never read a review like this. and a lot of people are wondering, is this fair? the kind of review that should be written? or did this go across some kind of a line? >> yeah, use whatever word you want to use, roasted, fileted, skewered. when the review starts out guy fieri, have you eaten at your new restaurant in time square? we look forward to a response. >> looking forward to what he has to say. >>> also a developing story in
. >> good morning. the woman at the center of the bombshell resignation of former cia director general david petraeus returned to her home overnight, first time since news of biographer paula broadwell's affair with petraeus broke, she and her husband hosted family and friends at their charlotte home. representatives working with the broadwell family say paula and her family are focusing on sticking together through a difficult time. according to associated press, a person close to broadwell says she's quote devastated by fallout of the affair and deeply regrets the damage she has done. >>> the president is on a three nation tour of southeast asia. chuck todd has the latest from myanmar. good evening where you are, chuck. >> reporter: willie, it was just a few short years ago this country was essentially isolated from the world community. now president obama makes this historic trip, becoming the first u.s. president to visit myanmar, country formerly known as burma. a rousing welcome for the president. a sea of people eager to catch a glimpse of the motorcade. uniformed school children wavi
they called white nights and rant about suicide if under attack by the cia or the guyanese army or other known forces. >> if you are not prepared to die for your children, you will not stand up for your children. >> for months jones will tell parents their children might have to die. >> at some point you will sacrifice your children. you have to make that commitment. >> at one meeting jones tried to get jerry parks to promise to kill his daughter tracy if the camp were invaded. >> how old is your child? >> 11. >> we fight at 11. unless it came to an overwhelming invasion, then we would gently put them to sleep, which we have -- they'll never know what hit them. we've already prepared for that. >> and i thought, you know what, am i the only one in this cotton picking group that's got the guts to stand up and say, no, i don't want to commit suicide? >> from that moment on, jerry parks said, he knew he had to get his family out. >> i knew them white nights he was having was fake at the time, but i also knew that one day one of them would not be fake. >>> next -- running away from death. >> i was
trump the cia, especially if the president says to him, i am not suggesting he did, but he could have, look, we need to clean this up a little bit. we are doing really well. it is about time for the election and we are doing well for national security and this could blow our cover. thank you for joining us, sir. >> thank you. >> thank you, stewart. >> if you are flying home for the holidays, you could be spreading something else. >>> they are scary, unwanted, uninvited, and i am not just talking about your in-laws flying into the town for the holidays. i am talking about the germs on planes. theythey are not just in the bathroom. he is known as dr. jerl and has been looking into this. i always thought the dirtest place on the plane is the bath m rue. it is, isn't it? >> oh yes, it is probably the germiest bathroom you will ever go into in your life. >> am i right that you found e-coli on the handles to the sink in lavatories on 41% of flights? that sounds serious to me. >> yes you would be amazed. there is 50 people per toilet on an airplane. it is difficult to wash your hand. the sin
the c.i.a. talking point option the libya terrorist attack. if lawmakers and the president avoid hopping off the fiscal cliff? what will they have to cut? "special report" starts at 6:00. but now, back to new york and "the five." ♪ ♪ >> andrea: two lucky turkeys cobbleer and gobbleer are in d.c. for the annual pardons at the white house tomorrow. they are staying overnight -- wait for it -- at the "w" hotel. no comment. so they won't end up on someone's dinner table on thursday. and if sir paul mccartney has his way no turkeys will. the beatles legend is in a new ad campaign from peta, the animal rights people who don't want people eating meat whatsoever. i look at this and i think i don't want a brit telling me i can't eat turkey on thanksgiving day. you brought up a good point earlier in the show where you said, you know, if they want to bring people over to their cause, right and they want to make them individualtarians why do they do it on holidays when they offend people? this is a holiday centered around eating meat. >> greg: m mccarthy needs to watch out because it will hurt t
statements to congress and the public on who was behind changes to the c.i.a. talking points that critics say minimized the role of terrorism in the benghazi attack. >> we do need to understand why the talking points did not present the truth of what we knew at the time. >> on thursday, classified session, fox news told clapper was "unequivocal that the changes were made outside the intelligence community and he didn't know who was responsible. late monday night, clapper spokesman said the intelligence community was responsible for the sub stantive changes. senior democrat on the house intelligence committee said after last week's classified hearings that the changes were made for security reasons. >> i think getting in to those specifics of those responsible concern the intelligence community might reveal classified information. >> in a statement today, congressman shift said clapper's timeline backs that up. former member of the bush administration says clapper must now explain the genesis of the administration statement that video for the demonstration halftimeed by terrorist. >> -- halft
really has a you know what for the cia. it has a high-ranking military official who is having an affair with a woman in the state department, which you were talking about earlier. i know general tpetraeus, this whole thing caught me off guard. it's not -- i think the man, i said, he's not the first four star general to be a narcissist. >> true. >> he is more of a political general than like a kristol who was more of a war general. petraeus was youawfully quiet. i don't think he liked all the headlines he was getting. kristol went down and sat there and didn't say anything. >> it's perfect that you're here. i have to ask, would you ever submit a pitch like this to your editor with all of these crazy, salacious details and expect to not be laughed out of the room? >> no. it falls under that category you can not make it up fast enough, and people, you know, you go back to david baldacci's book which is "absolute power." great book. he publishes that under reagan or bush one and it doesn't really sell. it starts out with the president having an affair with one of his top fund-raiser's wives
written the cia, lots of people letters to get more information. have you heard back? >> not one word. we destroyed a small forest trying to ask not political gotcha questions, jon, but basic questions, what did the president know and when did know it and what did he do about it. and this report from heritage makes me sick to my stomach and makes me mad. the president failed these people in libya. it was clear they were crying out for help that al qaeda was all over benghazi. the red cross had closed their office and the british left and president obama was awol when it comes to protecting our folks in libya. this is a massive failure of national security by the obama anyone station. makes me said and makes me angry. jon: you heard the president say many times during the course of the campaign, he hasn't said it recently, but said many times al qaeda is on the run, usama bin laden is dead. do you think this attack on our embassy, taking the lives of well, the first u.s. ambassador killed in 30 years plus the others, that didn't fit the campaign narrative? >> i think that's what drove this
militants were handled over to libyan authorities the nights of the attack according to sources at the cia annex but we never heard what happened to them nor were they ever apparently questioned by the fbi. in tunisia where the one suspects linked to the benghazi attacks is in prison, two tunisians in prison for their role on a second attack died in custody this week. we asked the state department if they were concerned about the safety of the suspected benghazi attacker and did not receive any answer. in fact they did not appear to know anything about the deathr death in the tunisian prison. >> when we come back, a developing story proving holiday travel can be dangerous. there is a pileup in texas that involved 140 different vehicles. there may still be people trapped in their vehicles. heather: rising food prizes may have you paying for. but some analysts say you should be thankful while you can because next year can be even worse. >> here in afghanistan i would like to give a shoutout to my mother, happy thanksgiving, i love, mom, and i wish the best of luck to everyone in savannah, ge
, where these people would know the whereabouts of the cia director, know his activities, even maybe privy to some of the stuff about the benghazi investigation that no one else is privy to. who had sex, who didn't. >> 30,000 pages of e-mails. >> that the other guy sent. >> general allen and jill kelley -- >> that appear to be a little bit weird. >> he said yesterday he was just cc'd. >> which is even weirder. >> which takes away from the fiscal cliff. i had some viewers that were laughing at me because i was saying do we go with closing loopholes and deductions or do we go with letting the tax cuts expire on the wealthy. and they were laughing. they said obama's going to do both. he's going to ask for both. he's going to want all of it. if it's 1.6 -- >> 1.6 trillion over ten years. >> twice where we were with boehner. but might be the beginning of bargain point. but you get 820 billion. so there's another 800 billion. at this point, the others are saying no cuts to medicare, social security, or anything else. and they have to find another 800 billion. >> the president did not say -- >> w
. >> the kardashians never brought down the cia's top guy. >> mika, do you know who pat concernen is? >> yeah. >> reads the paper on the air. incredible programming. >> yeah. >> who would do that? >> homage, the whole episode. >> page 14, that is mitt romney. >> that's a strange picture of mitt. here's mitt romney. not strange. i don't know. >> didn't he get the low sock memo of the early 2000s? >> he's very leggy. >> chasing him around. >> okay. >> what else do we have in news? >> we have the economy. we'll begin there now at 4 past the hour. >> we're going to keep reading the post. go ahead. >> the markets look to rebound after stocks finished relatively flat yesterday following a new warning from the central bank about the fiscal cliff. speaking to the economic club of new york, fed chair ben bernanke urged lawmakers to reach a deal to avoid the automatic spending cuts and tax increases. he said going over the fiscal cliff would pose a substantial risk to the economy. according to a new study the fiscal cliff could give 90% of americans new tax bills when the bush tax rates and some by president oba
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